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Comet Crisis
Date: 1 Jan 1668

Woodcut imagining the destructive influence of a fourth century comet from Stanilaus Lubienietski's Theatrum Cometicum (Amsterdam, 1668). Note:: Scan of original and caption from Don Yeomans' "Comets: A Chronological History of Observation, Science, Myth and Folklore."

Credit: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech (Don Yeomans)




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